Tim’s collection of shiny hand tools
At the summer’s start, my classmates and I fumbled our way around the workshop under the watchful eye of local furniture maker Tim Rousseau. Alongside Brian Reid, Tim taught the two week “basic woodworking” module of our 3 month course, patiently guiding us through machine safety, tool sharpening, lumber selection, hand-cut joinery and finishing. In need of some Tim time, we drove to Appleton for a tour of his quaint country workshop.
Brimming with natural light!
Examining Tim’s Italian jointer/thicknesser/slot-mortiser combo
With a few months of woodworking under our belts, we could genuinely appreciate the flow and flexibility of his shop’s layout, the caliber of his refurbished machinery and the humble nature of his craftsmanship. Plus, the dude keeps some big pigs!